A man shot in the face, a bullet-riddled car and more questions than answers

A man was shot in the face early Monday and a car was riddled with at least 10 bullet holes when gunfire rang out on the Interstate 95 exit ramp to Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, investigators said.

But the investigation would stretch to Pompano Beach as the car that was shot — carrying the victim who was shot — along with the driver and another passenger headed north on I-95 and got off the highway at Atlantic Boulevard and stopped for help at the RaceTrac gas station at 599 W. Atlantic Boulevard, according to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alvaro Feola.

It was about 5 a.m. when authorities found the silver Dodge Avenger at the gas station and a rescue crew took the man who was shot to Broward Health Medical Center.

“The bullet traveled downward and came to rest in his nasal cavities,” Feola said. The man’s condition wasn’t immediately known but he was alert and speaking with hospital staff before going into surgery.

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